The basic objectives of the minor in Political Science are as follows:
- To provide the scope of basic training for students who may choose, as an option, careers in law, public management, political research, foreign affairs and urban planning.
- To prepare students to be able to examine critically, evaluate and analyze contemporary issues in politics.
- To provide a proper frame of reference for non-majors who wish to supplement and broaden their educational experience in Political Science. Course Requirements for the Minor in Political Science
|POS 250||Introduction to Public Administration||3|
|POS 100||American National Government||3|
|POS 180||Introduction to Political Science (newly added)||3|
|POS 332||Introduction to Jurisprudence||3|
|POS 430||Political Theory||3|
|POS XXX||Political Science Elective 3XX, POS 4XX||3|
|URP 192||Introduction Urban Planning||3|
In order to complete the Minor in Political Science, students can take up to nine (9) credits that are 100 or 200 level courses; however, students must take a minimum of nine (9) credits at the 300 or 400 level (18 credits total).
- ENG 210 Practical English Grammar and ENG 303 Professional & Technical Writing are recommended electives.
- Students interested in careers which require a specific proficiency (such as mastery of a foreign language) are encouraged to take electives consistent with those career options.
- POS 451 Public Personnel Administration is a prerequisite for POS 493 Internship.
- POS 493 Internship – This course provides field experience in a public or non- profit agency. Please contact the Public Administration Internship Coordinator for additional requirements.
- POS 494 Pre-Law Internship – Please contact the Pre-law Internship Coordinator for the requirements. This course provides field experience in a public agency, such as a public defender’s office or legislative body, as well as private law firms.